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Internet Archive - Book Scanner

Location

Valencia, CA Help us digitize library books to be seen by millions of people for years to come! Read more about us @

Job Summary:

Internet Archive is a non-profit organization working with 80+ world-class universities and libraries to create the world's largest digital open library. You will be operating a "Scribe" scanning machine that takes digital photos of books from various collections and puts them online for universal access. A high tolerance for repetitive tasks and attention to detail is necessary. Previous imaging experience not necessary. We are looking for people who are patient, conscientious, detail oriented and who have the ability to work both alone and in a team environment. Basic knowledge of computers, e-mail, and spreadsheets is required, and strong technical skills are preferred. Must be able to lift and move stacks of books (5-15 lbs. each) short distances, sit at a scribe station for the duration of the shift, and use a foot pedal to raise and lower a glass platen. Pleasant, low-stress work environment. A love of books is a plus! Gain experience in the following fields of endeavor: building an open source digital library, digital photography, and digital scanning software, preservation, presentation and production of digital books, digitizing special collection books, understanding copyrights and public domain materials.

Physical/Special Requirements:

Additional Information:

To apply:

Please email a cover letter (in the body of the email), resume, and writing sample to resumes@archive.org

About the Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996. Our motto is Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect web sites, books, audio, videos, software, and other types of media and make them available to the world for free.

Front Office Administrative Staff

Location

Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Job Classification

Full-time, Non-exempt (40 hours per week)

Job Summary:

Responsible for overall front office activities, including the reception area, mail, large purchasing requests and general administrative support with a primary focus on customer service (answering phones, greeting external guests, managing email inquiries). Also responsible for supporting event coordination, catering for up to 100 staff and guests, and managing all office and electronic inventory order/organization.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

References must be made available upon request.

To apply:

Please forward your resume to jobs@archive.org.

About the Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996. Our motto is Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect web sites, books, audio, videos, software, and other types of media and make them available to the world for free.

Part-time Driver

Job Summary

A part-time driver is needed to work Tuesdays and Thursdays. The driver will be responsible for making pick-ups and deliveries in the San Francisco Bay Area of donations and goods that serve the organization.

In addition, the driver will be responsible for maintaining the truck and delivery schedules to ensure deliveries are met. The driver will be responsible for the parking of the delivery truck and various maintenance issues (gas, engine, etc.). The driver will also monitor and report driver issues such as accidents, safety concerns, or licensing issues

This position will work a minimum of 16/ maximum of 20 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

References must be made available upon request.

To apply:

If you meet all of the above qualifications, please forward your resume to jobs@archive.org.

About the Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996. Our motto is Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect web sites, books, audio, videos, software, and other types of media and make them available to the world for free.

Wayback Machine Senior Engineer

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is the world's largest public archive of historical web sites. Have you ever wanted to work with 400 billion things at once? Would you like to serve 1,500 requests per second? How about having your service referred to regularly in news articles and blog posts across the web? You can work on a challenging and popular project and help the world at the same time.

We are looking for a smart, collaborative and resourceful engineer to help develop the next version of the Wayback Machine. We are also looking for someone who wants to dive in and help us figure out better processes, which may include code review, technical oversight and pair programming. The ideal candidate will possess a desire to work collaboratively with a small internal team and a large, vocal and active user community; demonstrating independence, creativity, initiative and technological savvy, in addition to being a great programmer/architect.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

Bonus points for:

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@archive.org with the subject line "Wayback Machine Senior Engineer." The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please! We are an equal opportunity employer.

About the Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996. Our motto is Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect web sites, books, audio, videos, software, and other types of media and make them available to the world for free.

Software Project Engineer

Goal

Our non-profit mission at the Internet Archive is to create a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. This is to provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars and the general public.

Duties

The duties of this position are to support a global Books digitization division that works with items born digital and items not born digital. The software and technical support of this position would include:

  1. 4,000+ eBooks/week that are digitized, uploaded and processed from 30+ centers located on 4 continents. Keeping this pipeline working and efficient.
  2. During any given month, there are 20 million items downloaded from our web sites that rank in the top 200 global web sites. How to learn from the user behavior and help keep this number growing.
  3. There is over 1 Petabyte of data to manage. The questions we are asking are: is it in the right format, does it have the right features and contemporary tools for discovery and analysis and so on.
  4. The type of digital data is changing and is not related to just books or printed material. As such the successful engineer will be part of an expanding universe of content that will be captured, posted and shared.
  5. A diverse, dedicated staff that can range from 75-300 people depending on contracts, funding or commitments. This person will need to field answers to questions and solve problems that pop up as part of the operation.
Reporting Structure

The Software Project Engineer reports to the Global Director of Books The Software Project Engineer will work closely with the Process Manager who will help define, detail and concept the needs of the user community. The Software Project Engineer will work closely with the technical team that supports the server infrastructure; the audio/video/TV and other media content forms and the web team.

Specifics

  1. Programming - A wide variety of software languages are used inside the Internet Archive. PHP and JavaScript are the most common followed by Python. Other programming languages will be required as is necessary. Web app UI design experience is a plus. Experience working and creating API's is a plus
  2. Problem solving - A creative, flexible approach that combines teamwork with individualism will be expected. Quick, functional solutions are the norm versus complex, elegant designs
  3. Code - There is a large code base that needs to be maintained, improved where necessary and rewritten as appropriate. A bug tracking system is employed that will help the software engineer know where to focus his/her efforts.
  4. Type of problems - These can range from crisis (a production center is down) to planned improvements that will improve quality or reduce cost. A Process Manager will assist the Software Project Engineer to strike the correct balance of support
  5. This individual will need to provide provide clear and consistent communication to his management on issues that will impact cost, productivity, quality or impact Partner Library relations
  6. At all times, be aware, that, the position will be part of the culture of the Books Division and a part of headquarters staff. Attitude, positive energy and creative force will be vital to not only his/her personal success, but also the contribution to the overall team and support of the non-profit mission.

Experience and Characteristics

  1. Proven, successful experience working in an Internet non-profit environment would be helpful, but not required
  2. Comfortable in a project based, decentralized work environment.
  3. Exposure or knowledge of library file structures (i.e. MARC, Dublin Core, Mets) or media formats such as audio, video or TV would be a plus.
  4. Experience with programming embedded devices (i.e. Cameras)
  5. Experience with GUI development for user interfaces.
  6. Experience with large (billions) of files and a wide variety of file formats a plus.
  7. Personality wise; good cheer, being a team player, conscientious and a hard-worker will help this person be more successful and accelerate their inclusion in the team (think of a start up environment, but not quite the same killer hours.)

Location

300 Funston Street San Francisco, Ca. 94118

Contact

jobs@archive.org

Include

  1. Cover letter - why do you want to join our team?
  2. Resume
  3. Salary history

Web Application/Software Developer for Archive-It



The Internet Archive is looking for a smart, collaborative and resourceful engineer to develop the next generation of the Archive-It service, a web based application used by libraries and archives around the world. Archive-It is a self-sustaining subscription service first launched in 2006 and widely considered to be the market leader since its' inception. www.archiveit.org

The Internet Archive is a digital public library founded in 1996 and has the largest publicly available web archive in existence, archive.org.

Our current system is primarily Java based and we are looking to help build the next-generation of Archive-It using the latest web technologies. We are also looking for someone who wants to dive in and help us figure out better processes, which may include code review, technical oversight and pair programming.

The ideal candidate will possess a desire to work collaboratively with a small internal team and a large, vocal and active user community; demonstrating independence, creativity, initiative and technological savvy, in addition to being a great programmer/architect.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • 2-3 years work experience in Java and/or Python
  • Experience with Hadoop, specifically HBase and Pig
  • Experience developing web application database back-end (SQL or NoSQL).
  • Good understanding of latest web framework technologies and aspects of web technology and protocols
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • BS Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

    Bonus points for:

  • Experience with web crawlers and/or applications designed to display archived web content (especially server-side apps)
  • Open source practices experience
  • Experience building out a mobile platform

    To apply:

    Please send your resume and cover letter to kristine at archive dot org with the subject line "Web App Developer Archive-It".

    The Archive thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

    We are an equal opportunity employer.